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Menahem Pressler - The Pianist: Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Dvorak, Khatachaturian, Kodaly, Mozart, Schubert. Concert, interview & bonus footage (rec. live, 2011-2013) [4 DVD]

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DVD 1NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT 2014 & THE LIFE I LOVE - The pianist Menahem Pressler •Menahem Pressler is the oldest active concert pianist in the world, and made his début with the Berlin Philharmonic in January 2014 at the age of 90. It was decided the very next day very next day that Pressler would also perform the 2015 New Year's Eve concert.

The piece chosen for the New Year's Eve was Mozarts Piano Concerto No. 23, one of the pianists favourite works: "It is one of the most beautiful movements in classical music." DVD 2 Menahem Pressler • Paavo Järvi • Orchestre de Paris

After 53 years as the legendary pianist of the Beaux-Arts trio (from 1955 to 2008), Menahem Pressler is now enjoying an incredible Indian summer with his "solo career"

On the occasion of his 90th Birthday he celebrated with Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris at Salle Pleyel in Paris performing Mozart piano concerts nos 23 and 27 as well as Debussy: Clair de lune DVD 3 Menahem Pressler in Recital at Cité de la musique, Paris

Menahem Pressler is the last representative of a pianistic tradition directly connected with the great German and French piano schools: he studied with several pupils of the illustrious Ferruccio Busoni but also received valuable advice from Robert Casadesus or Paul Loyonnet

During this recital filmed at Paris' Cité de la Musique 2011, Menahem Pressler plays two of the most imposing works in the piano repertoire: Beethoven's penultimate sonata and Schubert's last sonata which both require unusual emotional involvement from the performer. DVD 4 Menahem Pressler - A 90th Birthday Celebration

The Quatuor Ebène was invited by legendary pianist Menahem Pressler to join him in celebrating his 90th birthday at a concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris in November 2013.

Their program included two of the most life-affirming works in the chamber repertoire, Dvorak's Piano Quintet, Schubert's 'Trout' Quintet and 4 songs of Schubert's Winterreise.

The 1800-strong audience spontaneously burst into a rendition of 'Happy Birthday'.

Originally released as part of the Erato/Warner Music CD/DVD set.

Incl. 14-minute bonus: Paavo Järvi in conversation with Menahem Pressler

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Run Time: 318 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.0, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: English, German, French


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